The wonderment of it all

Experiencing the solar eclipse on 8/21/17 at Buck Hall Recreation Area, Francis Marion National Forest, McClennanville, South Carolina.  [All photos by JHM, except first one]

Photo credit: Enrique Bravo, Jr. Miami, FL

It was a perfect day. Despite intermittent clouds, we had beautiful weather conditions, lovely people and a total eclipse – the first one visible in mainland US since February, 1979.

USDA Forest Service staff couldn’t have been nicer. “It’s not our event,” said Tammy (on the right). “We’re here to make your day safe and enjoyable. Your tax dollars at work.”

When we arrived at the entrance to the park at 5:00 am, there were already 24 vehicles ahead of us in the queue. We patiently waited.
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